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Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
theory, talk down tax cut, eviscerating the investments we know we need to grow our economy from the middle out rather than from the top down. look, i know vice president biden, i know he's looking forward to having a spirited exchange about ideas. i simply hope this, i hope what paul ryan does is something fundamentally different than what mitt romney does and that can i hope he comes with just a modicum of truth and willing to defend their policies rather than to admit somehow they don't exi exist. >> finally will we see a different game from president obama in the next debate? >> i think now that barack obama has had the opportunity to meet both mitt romneys, i don't doubt that he'll make some adjustments. i know he's looking forward to the next debate. >> robert gibbs, thanks very much for your time this morning. >> george, thanks for having me. >> let's hear from the romney campaign. ed gillespie joining us this important. ed, thanks for getting up this morning. you heard robert right there, masterful, theatrical, fundamentally dishonest. i guess his basic point now about go
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Oct 8, 2012 4:55am EDT
from the economy and health care. >> bring the poor and those in deed back in to more product i have society. [applause] >> this man -- this man has offended every single american. are you going to stand there, are you sitting or standing? >> the night ended with both men winning. each man held a championship- type belt to signify victory. watch the debate on demand. >>> lady gaga will be honored tomorrow night for her work promoting e quality for same sex couples. the singer will win a peace prize with the memory of her husband, john lennon. >>> feature on facebook helping to bring friends closer together on the social media site. the wearable piece that is letting you give your friends and family a big hug. we will explain. >>> also ahead, honda recalling thousands of suvs. which cars are on the list and what the problem is. ♪ use freedom and get cash back. ♪ack. ♪ five percent at best buy. ♪ wow my definition is high. activate your 5% cash back at chase.com/freedom. ♪ everybody get, everybody get! ♪ >>> recall from honda, 268,000crvs are being recalled because of conce
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Oct 11, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. on the economy, biden unloaded, attacking mitt romney where president obama had not, on that video tape where romney called 47% of the american people victims who won't take responsibility for their lives. >> these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with. my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays on his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan got personal. >> joe and i are from similar towns. he's from pennsylvania, i'm from wisconsin. you know what the unemployment rate in scranton is today? >> i sure do. >> it's 10%. >> yeah. >> you know what it was the day you guys came in? 8.5%. that's how it's going all around america. >> reporter: for a vice presidential debate, the stakes were high tonight. after mitt romney's big win in denver and president obama's no-show performance there, biden needed to stop the bleeding. ryan was going for the jugular, seeking to build the momentum republicans are feeling. >> the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class. the tax bill is c
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
, now, to the economy and the race for the white house. the nation's unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% in september, bringing it below 8% for the first time in more than 3 1/2 years. as for jobs, 114,000 were created last month. while the numbers from july and august were revised higher by 86,000. so, with just 31 days to go before the election, what impact will this have on the race? it's "your voice, your vote." and our david kerley is in orlando, florida, with the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. mitt romney is here in florida, this battleground state. and he comes to florida without one of his most potent weapons because that jobs reporter raced the claim that the unemployment rate has been above 8% for nearly four years. that change completely altered the political landscape and narrative of the last week. in virginia, there was no public high-fiving. but the jobs numbers were cheered by supporters of the president. >> the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> reporter: also in virginia, mitt romney's post-debate
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
-- >> let me tell you what the ayatollahs see. they see their economy being crippled. the ayatollah sees there are 50% fewer exports of oil. they see the currency going into then thatting. he sees the economy going in a free fall and he sees the world for the first time totally united in opposition to him getting a nuclear weapon. now, with regard to netanyahu, he's been my friend for 39 years. he's met with the president a dozen times. he's spoken to him as much as he's spoken to anybody. the idea that we're not -- i was -- just before he went to the u.n., i was in a conference call with the president, with him talking to bebe for well over an hour. in stark relief and detail of what was going on. this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal -- >> what does that an? >> well, it means it is simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> we call it mularkey. last thing, the secretary of defense has made it absolutely clear, didn't walk anything back. we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. what bebe held up there was, when they get to the point where they can enrich uranium enoug
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
of economies here in spain which lully saw new protests over the weekend. many governments unable to take politically unpopular steps. the brightest, though, according to the study is the u.s. economy. >>> well, it is a sign of the times, fewer people are sending greeting cards thanks to the internet. so hallmark is closing a factory that made a third of its cards. it says sales in greeting cards are off by one-sixth. it said the company is adopting new online technology just like its customers. >>> liam neeson action film single was tops at the box office this weekend doing twice twice the business, the take for "taken 2" was 50 million bucks. meanwhile, "hotel transylvania" checked in at $27 million and "pitch perfect at $17 million. >> even if you don't like the message, it needs to get out there about travesties around the globe. >>> when we come back, see a wedding party turn into one ugly mess. the camera was rolling as a drawn brawl turned deadly. >>> also, an important new clue this morning in a desperate search for a girl who disappeared simply trying to make her way to school. i
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
, the economy has dominated the campaign debate. but the romney campaign tried to seize on questions and criticism about the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. it was a chance to try to reverse the tide of romney's recent perceived missteps, including his initial response to the libya attack. the republican contender accused the president of passivity over partnership. >> i know the president hopes for a middle east aligned with us. but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: the romney campaign was feeling good after its debate performance last week. and there's evidence he got a bounce. the president was stumping for cash, not votes. he continued his california fund-raising swing, which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. between money events, the president attended a dedication to caesar chavez national monument. >> our world is a better place because caesar chavez decided to change it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. >> thank you, karen. >>> all of the new number
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
. it covers a wide range of issues like like the economy. >> pushing and continuation of a tax cut that will give $500 billion in tax cuts to 120,000 families. and they're holding hostage the middle class tax cut. >> did they come in and inheart a tough situation? yes but we're going in the wrong direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> reporter: medicare. >> they have not been big on medicare from the start. >> reporter: and foreign policy. >> this is issue will be a tragedy in and of itself but unfortunately it is indicative of a broader problem. and that is what we're watching on the tv screens is the unraveling of the foreign policy. >> many expected bide ton come out swinging. >> for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for this. >> they are my mom and dad my neighbors. >> reporter: and ryan had the burden of expectations, they were caught with hair hands into the cooky jar. >> reporter: in the end it was not about the pair on stage as it was the men on the top of their ticket. >> big nations and this presi
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Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
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Oct 8, 2012 6:03pm EDT
solution is to get the government out of the economy as much as possible. it's gotten too big. it spends too much money. what we really need to do is let the free markets solve a lot of these problems. as for the housing market, that's a harder issue. a lot of bad debt still needs to be clear before any real recovery is possible there. >> former secretary of state condoleezza rice recently called education the civil rights struggle of our day. do you agree with that assessment and how do you address it. >> i believe that education is a big problem, but the problem is in the that there's too little government in education but much too much. we need to allow the free market to provide things like voucher programs, charter schools and allow bad teachers to be fired and good teachers to be rewarded. >> what do we do with afghanistan? what's the end game? >> this has not been clear what the end game of the current administration are a last administration will be in the middle east but what we should really do is march the troops out as quickly has we marched them in. >> is the healthcare refo
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
people are not going to go back there. what this comes down to is, how are we going to grow an economy where everybody gets a fair shot? and governor romney's prescription is that if we cut taxes by $5 trillion, skewed towards the wealthy, and we roll back regulations that i've put in place, that the economy is going to grow. and i disagree with that. >> reporter: your supporters have been saying, this wasn't a bad night. he didn't show up. >> it just looked like, to me, he really didn't want to be there. his mind wasn't on it. he didn't want to engage. >> reporter: this is legendary democratic strategist james carville. >> well, as i've said, you know, there's no doubt that i can make a better case. which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> reporter: but again, why did it happen? al gore said, was it the altitude? >> you know, the -- i'm not going to speculate on that. >> reporter: no lesson learned from it? >> well, i do think one lesson learned is just to make sure that people understand how much is at stake and how deeply i care about it. >> reporter: but we asked the pres
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
a year. recognize, this is not just bad for the economy. it's bad for jobs. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, danville, kentucky. >>> abc news is proud to play a special role in tonight's debate. abc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, will serve as moderator. she checked out the stage in danville yesterday. we wish her good luck. >>> the main event tonight, beginning at 9:00 p.m. eastern. join diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos, and our team for live coverage and analysis. >>> the romney campaign has agreed to stop mentioning the name of a navy s.e.a.l. killed in the consulate attack after his mother complained. romney had been telling voters of sharing a christmas dinner with the former s.e.a.l., glen dougherty, two or three years ago. but his mother called on romney to stop making his death, her words, part of his political agenda. >>> last month, the embassy attack in libya that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. department officials say they rejected requests for increased security based on intelligence they had at the time. but a form
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Oct 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
for a showdown. >> they were. and they delivered. sparring over everything from libya to the economy to medicare to abortion. and with just 25 days left until the election, the question is did either one manage to sway those all-important, undecided voters the abc's karen travers is in danville, kentucky with more on the big veep stakes. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. they certainly got to a wide range of topics in last night's debate. that was in just 90 minutes. vice president biden and congressman paul ryan came ready for battle and effectively made their arguments. this is no surprise to you guys there at home. here in kentucky both side are claiming victory. both vice president biden and congressman paul ryan aggressively challenged the other ticket's positions. it began on foreign policy an last month's attack on the american consulate in libya. ryan slammed the administration for a slow response. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. >> with all due respect that is a bunch of malarkey. >> reporter: ryan sa
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
, medicare, jobs, women. >> and the, the jobs including question who would handle the e kb e -- economy better. everyone's number one issue. sliding up in that arena that bodes very, very well. >> we have to wait to wednesday to get the true breadth, predebate, debate and numbers, post jobs report numbers to come out. i think that will be fleshd out. >> some analysts say joe biden is feeling the heat. he need a strong debate. we'll see. >>> romney took on foreign policy yesterday in a speech at virginia military institute. he blasted current u.s. policy in syria arguing we should partner with other countries to help on the rebels to defeat assad. romney said america much take a larger, stronger rolen global politics. >> our friend and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership. >> romney criticized the obama administration for failing to declare at take on the u.s. consulate in libya a terrorist attack. >>> with his opponent surging in the polls, president obama is campaigning with new urgency. he told donors in san francisco it was time to get, quote, almost obsessive
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. a lot of people made a decision in this economy. they made this worthwhile. our guys fed off of it. >> reporter: so how do you come off of that. he's been the number one start are for much of the year and later into the year fell off. >> the last time andy pettitte threw a game -- >> don't say it. >> he pitched on jeffrey mayor. i remember. so andy pettitte will be on the hill. there's a man who wants to hit the warehouse tonight, i think a couple of them but this one is really ironic. brian kuebler bumped into a family and has more on utah street. brian? >> reporter: this remarkable season is one thing but the blackout of 14 straight long years finally ended with this fan base being able it seat pomp and circumstance of the first playoff home game in that amount of time. >> reporter: seeing is absolutely believing. the pregame introduction, the jam packed orange clad stands, the deaf finning -- deafening o of 38,000 strong. now this is real. baltimore fans old and young finally woke up from the coma. >> it's been a tough few years. >> ever since he's been born, they haven't made t
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Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm EDT
is the leading character in the now hob attack ad. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry b it's sesame street. >> the sarcasm. it spots big bird with the likes of bernie madoff. romney said he would cut the federal subsidy to pbs to reduce the deafcy. romney said this had shows misplaced presidential priorities. >> these are tough times with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spent the last week talking about big bird. we need a president talking about saving jobs and saving our future. >> reporter: sesame street said they are a nonprofit, not political organization. they don't endorse any candidates. they have called upon the obama campaign to pull this ad. >> wow. who knew big bird would play such a role in this election. >> reporter: a month to go. >> who's coming up next, elmo. we'll have to wait and see. kelly, back to you. >>> you wrap up a nate -- night at the ballpark, cheering on the o's or ravens and leave your mess for someone else. do you know who cleans up? >> reporter: this is what we'
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
re place the system with a cooperative economy am community-based cooperatives, decision making are made by pel who know best about local needs. support the green -- i support the grown new dole proposed.drone party presidential candidate jill stein, a physician in massachusetts. we should invest in schools, healthcare and housing not in prisons. i agree with henry george that a tax on land is the fairest tax. land should be taxed according to location or value. improvements to land should be taxed. income should be steeply graduated so that those with very little income and no tax and the wealthy, including big corporations pay high rates. another pen i shale fact is sin tax. increase taxes on tobacco, alcohol, dunns and fossil fume and begin taxing marijuana and gambling. election reform, i've been working for it since in the 1930s. we need fair pal will the access, proportional representation and fair vote. rocky anderson, the former mayor of salt lake city is running for president. he has run no huge hurdles to organize the new justice party anderson says the two major parti
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Oct 9, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. >> people need money. they need our economy to come up. but we need our way of life, also. >> reporter: drilling would bring in much-needed jobs. but steve says his community would always rely on life in the sea to survive. >> the ocean is our garden. the animals are our identity of a people. >> reporter: pretty peaceful down here. and down below, our exploration of the arctic's underwater garden continues. there is one final discovery. >> it coral. that is potentially a very exciting find. and away we go. >> reporter: we make our way back to the surface for a closer look at the catch. first, a gargantuan starfish. >> probably weighs eight pounds. >> reporter: then, what hocevar is really excited about. >> this may be a soft coral. if so, this would be the first specimen of coral ever collected in the chukchi sea. >> reporter: environmentalists say these creatures may offer big insight into what's at stake. >> we're rushing ahead to allow drilling in the arctic. and we don't even know what's down there. >> reporter: greenpeace faces an uphill battle. shell has begun preliminary drillin
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
but this election is about more than the economy. it's about our freedom. you saw what they tried to do with the catholic church. they tried to cram the birth cell mandate down their throats. 159 new government programs. so many bureaucrats making decisions about your lives. yes, folks, it's a tax. in fact, it's 21 new taxes at last count. i believe we have to get government out of the way so business can create jobs. i have a plan to show you how i can do it. thank you very much for your time. we built this country. now let's get pack to work, all of us. i'd like to work for you in washington but i'd lack you to get out and vote in november. >> $16 trillion debt, housing market stagnant at best. where do you start? >> we can go back to the 2008 budget. people forget that barack obama in the past three and a half years and my opponent in congress have increased the size of government by 20%. i don't see any benefit. i think we have it go back it that 2008 baseline and within four or five years reduce it by 17% every year we'll be back to a balanced budget. condoleezza rice said educatio
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30am EDT
economies and the number of countries. >>> a tall glass of clean fresh water is what is in store. that's the goal for baltimore city talking about improvements to the sewer system. and there are changes and clean water and it is proactive to meeting the goals t is meeting in the park. >>> police officers from across the state are trading in cuffs for aprons. they will work at the red robin raising money for the special olympics. and working as part of the proceeds at the restaurant will go for a day at the special olympics a check of the forecast. lynette. >> we are chilly this morning, look at the 30 we have. 38 right now. jefferson and you are at 50 degrees. 45 and we can see 43 in shady side and denton at 45. and good morning to you. you are at 42. grab the coat as you head out the door. the winds now are on the light side. the calm side. as we go into the afternoon. this will change because it is going to get breezy. we will have that front that's going to move through. there it is there. back to the west. ahead showers mainly around new york and points to the north as we slide th
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Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
are going to grow an economy in which everybody gets a fair shot. governor romney's prescription is that -- if we cut taxes by $5 trillion, skewed toward the wealthy and roll back regulations that i have put in place, some how the economy is going to grow. i fundamentally disagree with that. >> your supporters say this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> it just looked li eed like t didn't want to be there, his mind wasn't on it, he dent want to engage. >> this is legendary strategist james carville. >> as i said there is no doubt that i can make a better case, which is why i am so looking forward to tuesday. >> again, why did it happen? al gore said was it the altitude? >> you know -- i am not going to speculate on that. >> a lesson learned from it? >> i do think one lesson learned is to make sure that people understand how much is at stake and how deeply i care about it. >> we asked the president if he is second guessing himself after that debate? >> i played a lot o sports when i was a kid and still do. if you have a bad game you just move on you. look forward to the ne
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Oct 13, 2012 12:00am EDT
be just like -- >> jimmy: that would be good. [ applause ] it's funny, because -- >> the economy. >> jimmy: if mitt romney did it, it would be almost more disturbing. i think in a way. >> it would be great. but i mean -- but -- it would be just great if romney just told, like, sang, like, a really slow choral poem. i don't know. i think about these things sometimes. >> jimmy: yeah, well, you might want to send them a letter. you -- you have a website that you're involved with, or, do you own the website? is it your thing? >> it's a channel on youtube, it's called "smart girls at the party." thank you. >> jimmy: right. [ applause ] >> it's a new channel, we have all kinds of different shows and contest on there. and it's a great place to go, if you are a young person, to check out. comedy and -- >> jimmy: it's not just all comedy. you give like good advice to young girls. >> well, i -- i have this show called "ask amy," which i do these, like, two-minute, two-camera advice moments. >> jimmy: and these are things, questions people e-mail to you? >> yeah, we get great e-mails all over the wor
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Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
't really see one. biden and ryan went head to head over the economy, afghanistan and abortion. why does tonight's debate matter? we asked local experts. >> close race, going down to the wire it comes down to a handful of voters and states. >> it's so close. debates do matter. the president had momentum, romney had a lousy week and look at what happened after the debate. >> tonight is the only time they will debate. the president and romney will meet again on tuesday. this time they will talk about foreign policy. >>> when you shop for pet food you see all sorts of eye catching claim that make you want to pick one product or another. what do terms like all natural or premium mean and how do you know what's really best for your best friend? brian brings you the scoop to make sure you get what you paid for. >> reporter: elana tried ten different dog foods for her dog happy. she researched ingredients to find weekend that didn't upset him. >> it was very frustrating. >> reporter: when it comes to pet food the fda and u.s.d.a. regulate certain terms but not all are regulated or even clea
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
on domestic and foreign policy. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan went after president obama for his response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: while biden challenged ryan's proposed changes to medicare. >> you are jeopardizing the program. you're changing the program from a guaranteed benefit. >> reporter: it was a more heated back and forth than the first presidential debate. and biden often laughed at ryan's arguments. >> joe biden understood tonight he had to go back out there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight for president obama and mitt romney, watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i couldn't be prouder of him.
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
. and there was this exchange on the economy. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own life. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> so many exchanges like that one. analysts say biden's aggressiveness will likely rally democrats. while ryan's calm, reassuring manner will likely appeal to swing voters. >>> congressional debate in los angeles got physical. congressman brad sherman, grabbing his opponent. at one point, actually shouting, do you want to get into this? right there. they got so close to each other. a sheriff's deputy had to step in and break things up. >>> and there are new calls for a criminal investigation into the massachusetts pharmacy blamed for the nationwide meningitis outbreak. 14 people have now died in 11 states. the outbreak has been traced to tainted steroid shots. regulators said they were powerless to improve conditions at the pharmacy, even with its history of saf
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
to jobs and the economy, he doesn't really have anything to add to what he's been doing over the last four years. i don't think we could afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: even though there is less than a month to election day, both candidates are doing more than just pressing the flesh. they're still raising money. tonight in los angeles mr. obama will be joined by bill clinton at a fund-raiser, and the president continues to shatter records. he's nearly doubled the number of fund-raisers george bush held and has dwarfed his other predecessors. it's paid off. last month a new fund-raising record, $181 million in just 30 days. a total of 835 million breaking his own record of four years ago. mitt romney has raised at least $548 million, and here's what's remarkable, if both men had stayed in what's known as the public financing system in which they can't take huge donations but then get matching federal funds, they could have only each spent $135 million. that means the president has really raised six times what he would have been allowed if he had stayed in the
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Oct 13, 2012 8:00am EDT
an opening. not on the economy, which is improving. but rather, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three other americans. >> he is doubling down on denial. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: romney was referring to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is the we in that statement? just the white house, says the president's spokesman. >> good morning, everyone. >> reporter: this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton, went before cameras to try and explain. >> to this day, we do not have a complete picture. >> reporter: the romney's team move, part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power
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Oct 12, 2012 12:00am EDT
. big bird. big bird: it's me. big bird! anncr: big. yellow. a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. it's sesame street. romney: i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. anncr: mitt romney. taking on our enemies... no matter where they nest. >> jimmy: we're back. kevin james and bas rutten, stars of "here comes the boom." we just did a very, i think, educational segment that -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: it really will help people out. >> it shows you the ins and outs of being on the street. >> jimmy: and you caught this to kevin. >> lethal weapon right here. always in stealth mode. >> jimmy: where are you from, bas? >> hold land. >> jimmy: that's something else. i wouldn't have imagined a man of your violence and caliber being from gentle windmill like country. >> well, that's what they think. >> also heineken. >> jimmy: right. so, tell us about this movie. i've teen the movie, but tell the folks. >> i play, kind of like a lackluster biology teacher who gets inspired because they're going -- suffering cuts in the school and losing the music program
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Oct 11, 2012 12:00am EDT
to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. it's sesame street. romney: i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. anncr: mitt romney. taking on our enemies... no matter where they nest. [ female announcer ] go-to... [ male announcer ] house party. [ female announcer ] go-to... [ male announcer ] temptation. [ female announcer ] i just love that moscato. go-to... [ male announcer ] girl's night in. [ female announcer ] never the wrong time, for the right wine. [ male announcer ] yellow tail. the go-to. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon.. creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> wççÑçÑ >> jimmy: tonight on the program a very, very funny man whose new book "the guy under the sheets: the unauthorized autobiography" comes out tomorrow. the great chris elliot is here. and then with m
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Oct 8, 2012 2:05am EDT
. the winder blend costs less but people complain that you don't get as good fuel economy, so if you get 25 miles to the gallon now you can get 22ish. >> and then they are asking the federal trade commission to investigate whether the gas prices are being manipulated in the fallout, too. >>> so meningitis outbreak. 27 people became sick, and the total number of cases are brought to 91, and seven people have died. >> reporter: millions of americans get the steroid shots for back pain every year and today the fears of tainted injections. >> you are scared to -- you don't know what to do now. >> so hospitals like this one in tennessee are tracking down hundreds who may be at risk. >> you have several symptoms listed on here. >> the cdc opened their the operation center to deal with the outbreak. more than 17,000 vials of the drug were shipped and several contaminated with the fungus that goes up to the brain and causes meningitis, and the symptoms look like a stroke. >> six days later you are fighting for your life. >> health officials tracked the problem to the center in massachusetts which h
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
medications. there's a growing push to subject those pharmacies to fda scrutiny. >>> the economy could take a turn for the worse. the international monetary fund has issued a new warning saying even the economic powerhouses of china, india and brazil, are slowing down because of uncertainty about fiscal policies here in the u.s. and in europe. one says, risks for slowdown are alarmingly high, end quote. >>> there's been a break in a murder case that shocked people in southern texas. david hartley, gun downed by mexican criminals. mexican authorities have arrested salvador martinez in connection with his death. he is one of several drug lords captured or killed in recent days. >>> a horrifying highway accident in china. a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas in an explosion. five people were killed in the blast. it destroyed seven cars and trucks. >>> and surprising news in the fight against alzheimer's this morning. researchers say an experimental drug called solanezumab slowed the progression of the disease. it's the first time a drug has showed such promise. but doctors caution that more
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